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This rough-edged, downmarket watering hole gets some of its character from outside the windows: a surprisingly great view of the mountains, docks, train yards and canneries that employ its blue col... read more
Gorgeously designed to show off its serpentine curves and 110-year-old bones, undulating marble, antique glass, and vintage tile. The old-world dècor and trippy neon lights serve as playful ... read more
The prescription at this gorgeous former pharmacy-turned-supper club is just what the fun doctor ordered, offering a perfect balance of crowd-pleasing menu, gourmet ingredients and a convivial part... read more
Blink and you’ll miss the back entrance to this clandestine boozy nook hidden at the back of the latest offering from the bon vivants at Opus Bar. Inside, custom touches include velvet-swathe... read more
It may look like a Vancouver side-street, but the Far East feeling is strong in this elegant space, transforming a nondescript lobby bar into a hot cocktail lounge. Keeping the temperature and the ... read more
Adjacent to the Rosewood Hotel Georgia’s pool and spa, sending its boozy summons to the sky, Reflections definitely has some flirtatious mischief tucked in its utility belt. Mild-mannered by ... read more
Tucked slyly into the side pocket of the Rosewood Hotel Georgia, this dark wood-paneled beauty takes its name from the hotel’s original opening year and features glimpses of the property&rsqu... read more
More choices than you could ask for under one roof, plus impeccable vintage design cred. On the main floor, besides a terrific selection at the hotel restaurant, is the city's only authentic 1950s ... read more
Blink and you’ll miss the turn-off to this hidden Creekside gem, so plan to make a night of exquisite indulgence at Whistler’s latest haven for exceptional food and drink. Named for the... read more
Centered in Vancouver’s first jailhouse and its former meatpacking district, Blood Alley, in a chic refurbishment of a darkly iconic 19th century space, Gastown’s visceral past makes a ... read more
Under Maple Tree Square’s flagstone streets lies an antique space with a thoroughly modern mandate. Artisan meats, chunks of cheese, smoked fish and antipasti are a cut above boring bar nibbl... read more
Like a sexy scene from Blade Runner, The Keefer’s moody dècor blends elements of Asia with vintage apothecary chic. But don’t worry about replicants here: original cocktails are ... read more
Spanish-style taberna named for that irksomely cooperative goat always counted on to lead his furry friends into the abbatoir. Although it's a grisly provenance, there's nothing but elegance behind... read more
Although the name translates to "precious," this busy Shanghainese/Taiwanese brasserie attracts an evening crowd that is short on Gollums and long on gorgeousness. Chef Joel Watanabe, whose resume ... read more
It's taken some time, but from the looks of the interior, the team behind Moda Hotel's new upscale Euro sports bar has been putting in lots of extra innings. Unusual juxtaposition of slick and raw ... read more
Kitsilano's much lauded Fuel restaurant this week becomes Refuel Bar, keeping the meaty glories and knockout wines for which they're known, but adding share-friendly plates at excellent prices. Bou... read more
Strong homegrown and international beer menu at all price points, with fruity cocktails, wines, tequilas and drop shots for the UBC crowd. Mission-style building with exposed ceiling, Edison repro ... read more
A rarity in this too-cool-for-school neighborhood, here's an indie spot with a menu full of knowing winks, like the goofy Red Bull cocktails inspired by the viral video "Striped Shirt Guy." At $6 a... read more
Reimagined classics, from lobster shepherd's pie to a cheeky bar menu starring surprisingly tasty floss-topped Candy Collins. Pink also lights the lattice-paneled room via dramatic glass chandelier... read more
This rough-edged, downmarket watering hole gets some of its charact...
Gorgeously designed to show off its serpentine curves and 110-year-...
The city’s first dedicated beer tasting room, gastropreneur S...
Showcasing a custom–built Kees van der Westen “Mirage&r...
The prescription at this gorgeous former pharmacy-turned-supper clu...